Critical mathematics education for the future

    Project Details


    The project elaborates a conception of critical mathematics education based on the idea that mathematics education is both a significant and an undetermined socio-political system. It is significant as it plays an important socio-political function, for instance by influencing other social systems. Mathematics education produces social inclusion or exclusion, and it plays a role in establishing technological super-structures. However, mathematics education is also undetermined, as it is possible, on the one hand, to think of mathematics education as a social activity that incorporates an intrinsic ‘goodness'. It seems obvious that it is important that students come to learn and understand mathematics, which has its long history integrated with a remarkable cultural and scientific development. On the other hand, it is also possible to enumerate a long list of ‘badness' that can be produced by mathematics education. This education could exercises a sexism, an cultural suppression and plays a role as a new form of colonisation. Depending on the particular context, mathematics education can serve wonders as well as horrors. Mathematics education is without a predefined essence.

    Effective start/end date19/05/2010 → …


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  • Research Output

    • 2 Journal article
    • 1 Working paper

    Guetorização e Globalização: um desafio para a Educação Matemática

    Skovsmose, O., 2005, In : Revista Zetetiké. 13, 24, p. 113-142 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

    Kritisk matematikundervisning: for fremtiden

    Skovsmose, O., 2005, In : Tangenten : tidsskrift for matematikkundervisning. 3, p. 4-11

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication